Grateful Dead Live at UIC Pavilion on 1987-04-10
- Live concert
- Grateful Dead
- DeadLists Project
Source: Audience Cassette (Nakamichi 300/Sony D5)
Lineage: Nakamichi BX-300> CD> SHN; via Stephen B. Porter; Seeded to etree by Peter Braverman
- 2004-07-12 09:37:24
- Nakamichi BX-300> CD> SHN; via Stephen B. Porter; Seeded to etree by Peter Braverman
- Chicago, IL
- UIC Pavilion
Subject: Competent 3 ½ Star Show w/ Heavy Reverb
And yeah, as stated, this Rooster is great. It’s right up there with the break out version from 8/19/80. I’ve always been partial to Candyman, being a serious blues guy. And this one is competent with Jer’s singing not getting in the way... too much. I also kept the Me & My Uncle > Mexicali Blues and Cassidy > Don't Ease Me In segues which were lots ‘o fun.
The competent above average continues through the second set with a nice Iko Iko opening. Always loved the Lovelight second set closers. BTW, this 3 ½ star good is a recommendation for collecting - not a dismissal - since the rating is relative to the band’s prime years.
Subject: The "El" shows
Subject: Smile, Smile, Smile
Subject: The ROOSTER
Subject: Weakest part: This recording makes the band sound cluttered and distant, tho the thunderous end of show rids the relevancy of the problem.
On this tape, the encore plays next. "Baby Blue" is paternalistically delivered.
2nd Set: A familiar opener of '87 "Iko" opens the proceedings rather ordinarily. The drummers create a loose pace from which the band conveyed a flowing "LLR." Of course the crowd needs their Phil fill and "box" does its job (tho it's mostly the novelty of having Phil out front that provides the smiles.) Yea... good call with "He's Gone." It's rather by the book tho, even if they're blue ballsing me with "Truckin." "Drums/Space" are what they are...tho 'Space' gets slightly sinister to prepare for an ever-intensifying "TOO." After that fine specimen we encounter an increasingly strong "Black Peter." The urgency is still there for a blockbuster abrupt "Around & Around" Yea, the party continues for a riotous "Lovelight." And that's all folks!
Closes stronger than last night, with possibly even more energy than 4/9. 3 1/2 stars
Subject: Good show
The first one (4/9/87) was much better. In this show they were starting to get a bit mellower and less energetic than the first night. The last show in the run (4/11/87) was really bad, almost sonorous.
Subject: Nice recording
Subject: obviously cant get enough did not actually listen to the show...
Subject: Ok Performance
Subject: Show Review
Subject: excellent show
and yes this is without a doubt the best rooster ever.
Subject: Yes It Was An Amazing Night!
Subject: Billy and Mick
the band is SSSSmoking,tight interplay and extended jamming in the standards.
After a couple of doozies the crowd is going wild and phil redirects the applause to the drummers ........ "Billy and Mick"
Subject: One fine show!
The entire show was tremendous, but here are some highlights:
1) Phil coming out on stage for set II, with the "Frankenstein" walk. After a couple tunes in set II, Phil comes up to the mike and screams, "You guessed it!" He then launches into Box Of Rain, which at this time was still quite rare. I had called the tune in the parking lot before the show, and was snubbed by several folks. Hee hee!
2) The guy banging on the keyboards at the end of Space with Brent was Mickey!
3) During space, Bob was getting these strange sounds from his guitar with a slide... it reminded me of some wierd dinosaur call or something. Very odd indeed.
4) Brent's honky-tonk piano solo during Around and Around... "Well, that sounded so SWEET!"
This show is definitely worth your time. Enjoy!
Subject: This is the one...
Sure, it could have been the acid, but listen for yourself and see if you don't agree that this is one scorching performance.
The Shakedown...Jerry picks the run and strums the "Chonk chonka chonk chonka chonk..." that lets everybody know whast's in store. The energy in the place was amazing...the tiniest indoor place I ever saw them in besides Hampton...when Jerry strummed those chords with his back to the crowd and they started cheering, he started boppin' up and down to count it off and then...
Womp bam, bwowwwwwwwwwwwwwwyyyyyeeeeeeeehhhhhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa...Jerry spun around as he hits that opening chord, the lights went on him, his face was beaming with a HUGE smile, and he started swaying and shufflin' up to the microphone...moving toward the frenzied crowd...eating up the energy...and then he sang the opening line and the crowd went even nuttier and the band ate it up and we ate it up and we all got full on this night.
Each song is a standout version...He's Gone is SO SOULFUL it felt like church...good church...the jam is wonderful...jungle noises flying everywhere...Brent and Phil sending weird noises back and forth until Brent doubled Phil over in laughter with some barrage of wierdness...Drumz was over the top...comin' into the Other One was somethin' else...somebody came out to Brent at his keyboard to talk about something with him, and Brent slid over and motioned for the dude to sit down...he did and Brent and he dueled a little which culminated in each of them literally pounding on the keyboards...it was quite loud, and when it ended the swirl of the Other One had already begun...the spotlights twirlin around the stage...6 or 8 of them chasing one after the other faster and faster until just as Bobby began singing, they one by one landed on Bobby...after anothe high energy romp through the Other One, the transition into Black Peter was jaw dropping. It was as if they opened up a pressure valve onstage and just let the tension fall gradually until it landed on those sweet sliding chords that signal the start of Black Peter. It was truly mesmerising. The rest of the show is very good...especially Brent's solo during Around n Round...
I'm goin' on 17 years of memory here, but I can still see it all as if it were yesterday...I can't wait to hear it...
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